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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA on December 4, 2012.
Bruce Springsteen is an incontrovertible force of nature — nothing short of one can drive 16,000 people to Anaheim in rush hour on a Tuesday.
All around the world Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have been marching, but on Tuesday, the tour took a second 2012 spin through Southern California, transforming Anaheim's Honda Center into the Bossiest place on Earth.
Who’s the leader of the Club that’s made for you and me? M-I-C-K-E-Y B-R-U-C-E.
As it turns out, Disneyland is Bruce's Niagara Falls, and the crowd was treated to a "slowly I turned...step by step..." retelling of the time he and Steve Van Zandt were flagged by security at the Magic Kingdom and denied entry.
As Springsteen recalls, they were at the height of Born in the USA stardom when the two were booted for being dressed like totally super '80s caricatures and refusing to remove their banandas. So they went to Knott's Berry Farm instead. And apparantly they got thrown out of there too. (We're looking into that.)